Michigan psychologist found guilty of sexual misconduct

November 3, 2017

Following a three-day trial, a jury found Michigan psychologist Mark Jones guilty of fourth degree criminal sexual misconduct by a mental health professional.    

In April, he was arraigned after being accused of having sex with a 50-year-old female during or close to the time when she was his patient. Under Michigan law, fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct can occur when a mental health professional has sexual contact with someone who is currently a patient or was a patient within the previous two years. The consent of a victim is not a defense to prosecution.

His sentencing is scheduled for December 11. A separate trial for a charge of possession of marijuana will start on December 20.  

SOURCE: Liz Shepard, "Psychologist guilty of sexual misconduct with patient," The Times Herald, 2 Nov 2017, http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/02/psychologist-guilty-sexual-misconduct-patient/826898001/.


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